Supporting Health and Wellness in Southwest Florida
Lee Health Foundation invites you to help improve the health and wellness of Southwest Florida. Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida. And this organization is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community with innovative, award-winning services. But, as a non-profit integrated health care organization, Lee Health can’t serve the rapidly growing 7-county Southwest Florida region without your support!
We’re happy to personally guide you on your giving journey. Simply contact us, or you can make a tax-deductible contribution by credit card or check in the following ways:
Please be sure to include a note letting us know whom to thank!
Ways to Give to Lee Health
Just as Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, the Foundation is dedicated to personalizing your giving experience. It’s our pleasure to provide a variety of ways to contribute to this lifesaving cause.
This is the simplest and most popular of all charitable donations. Make a one-time donation or a pledge of cash donations given monthly. Monthly giving provides you the flexibility to budget your charitable donations over a time period that best meets your needs.
Stocks and Securities
Donating stocks that have increased in value provides greater tax advantages than cash. The market value of securities is deductible (subject to applicable limitations) and the donor avoids paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Donations may be given in honor, or in memory, of a loved one, special friend, or associate who has been impacted by Lee Health. Establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion. For each gift received, a letter is sent to the honoree or relative to inform them of this special gift. Please call our office at 239-343-6950 for more information.
Consider including the following statement in his/her obituary: “The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lee Health Foundation, PO Box 2218, Fort Myers, FL 33902.”
Donating an appreciated property, which you have held longer than one year, qualifies you for:
- A federal income tax charitable deduction
- Eliminated capital gains tax
You also don’t have to worry about selling your real estate – the deed can be transferred directly to Lee Health for the benefit of the health and wellness of Southwest Florida.
IRAs: Charitable Rollover or QCD
If you’re 70½ years old or older, you can make a gift to Lee Health through your IRA and receive tax benefits at the same time. You can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Lee Health without paying income tax.
You can leave a legacy gift today that will have both immediate and long-term benefits. Your endowment gift will be invested for the future of Lee Health. A portion of the annual income from that investment is used to support the annual needs at Lee Health. The remainder stays invested in perpetuity.